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Edward Howard Suydam. 1885-1940.

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Old French Market, Louisiana. c. 1928. Etching. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 (sheet 11 x 14 1/2). A very rich impression printed on "Fabiano Italy" countermarked paper. Signed in pencil. Annotated in pencil by the artist, "To, Eugene A. Noble. I agree with you that an artist should follow his work to the bitter end and so I hope to do. Have patience." Annotated by a different hand, probably Eugene A. Noble, "E.A. N." "Old French Market LA" "This is the first print from the first plate by E.H. Suydam. $1,750.

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The subject is the French Market in New Orleans. The artist's first etching reflects Whistler's influence in the placement of figures, and in the contrast between light and dark, sunshine and shadow.

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